Is Cam Talbot the right man for the Flames’ job?

Cam Talbot of the Edmonton Oilers tracking a hockey puck mid-game. Photo by Jason Franson/The Canadian Press.

It has become a yearly tradition for Calgary Flames fans to sit around at the end of June and wonder: who is going to be playing in net next season? Ever since the retirement of Miikka Kiprusoff, the Flames have yet to have an established number one goaltender they can rely on for extended seasons.…

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Qualify or let them fly? The Flames’ RFA landscape

Nov 3, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich (33) and left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) celebrate the win over the Chicago Blackhawks at Scotiabank Saddledome. Flames won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

The next major off-season marker is quickly approaching, with the deadline to extend qualifying offers being just mere hours away (5 pm EST, June 25). Teams with restricted free agents (RFA) have until the deadline to retain the negotiating rights to those players, or have them become unrestricted free agents. Issuing a qualifying offer can…

Re-drafting the last ten years of Calgary Flames picks

Calgary Flames management and scouts at the second day of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Tonight is the night, the 2019 NHL Draft is finally here. Dreams are going to be made for many prospects, general managers from around the league will be looking to fix their rosters with the right deals, and a wealth of surprises will emerge that have yet to be sniffed out by NHL insiders. The…

What could Sam Bennett’s next contract look like?

With the offseason upon us, the Calgary Flames have their hands full with plenty of decisions to make. The Stanley Cup has been awarded, the NHL Draft is tomorrow and free agency isn't far behind. The bulk of the heavy lifting is about to be done by Brad Treliving and staff. Certainly, signing Matthew Tkachuk,…

Yet another reason Mark Giordano deserves the Norris

We'll all soon find out if Mark Giordano will win the award he has rightfully earned due to his stellar regular season. Heading into the event tonight, he's the odds on favourite to win the award, and many voters have already stated that they've penned in Giordano as the Norris Trophy winner on their ballots.…

The Flames’ prospect pool is drying up

After nearly two months off since they exited the playoffs, the Calgary Flames will be getting back to action in the coming days. With the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday evening, there are bound to be fireworks that draw in a lot of attention. Knowing Brad Treliving, and the rumours of increased activity, there is…

Buyout Beware: Who could the Flames buyout?

As the official offseason gets underway, the first major marker of the summer started this morning. The first buyout window is now officially open, allowing teams to utilize the strategy in preparation for the NHL Entry Draft and free agency. Buying out a contract is a method utilized by teams to either free up additional…

Road to the Smythe: Evaluating the Blues’ best candidates

NHL award winners are almost never easy to predict. So many players make great cases for each award every year, and it's often difficult to pick a winner from so many deserving candidates. When it comes to the Conn Smythe, it's usually very easy, or very hard to pick a winner. With the St. Louis…